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I need to hammer a few last nails on my typing productivity solving the problems that I am facing with keyd. Can you help me out?

So the problems with keyd that need to be address so that I can have my peak typing efficiency are: Enabling context menu key as right super when pressed and as normal context menu key when clicked. ...
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Enable typing in Windows text fields?

I can't type (i.e. nothing happens) in these Windows text fields like the Search field: I know this is because I once have turned off a service or something that is necessary for it, but I don't ...
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How do I turn off auto-accent in a foreign keyboard (brazilian portuguese)? [duplicate]

I want to turn off auto-accent (a.k.a.: automatic diacritics) from my brazilian Portuguese keyboard. Is that possible? I have only found posts saying that to do that I need to enable the "US"...
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How can I make the cursor in VS Code use the arrow keys in the same way as vim?

Specifically, I want it in VS Code so that when I move the arrow key to the right at the end of a line of text it just stops in place instead of jumping to the beginning of the next line. I find this ...
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Disable letter key+SPACE for diacritics in Windows

I've been accidentally getting diacritics (accents, etc) on my letters as I type, and I've realized what's happened is that in Windows, if you press SPACE while a letter key is down, you get a menu ...
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Microsoft Word 365 problems

Word 365 Can you turn off the capslock so that you dont have the problem of typing a word in Word 365 that has a capital letter in the middle of it rather than an 'a'? this seems to happen to me a ...
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keyboard sometimes doesnt type, sometimes types twice

i'm having a weird problem on windows 10 where the keyboard has a bit of delay when typing, and sometimes doesnt work and sometimes it types twice in a row. This happens for all keys and on safe mode ...
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My optical keyboard SK61 sometimes doesn't even see my click

Sometimes when I alternately use two keys on my SK61 keyboard with Gateron red switches this happen: Screenshot 1 Screenshot 2 I play perfectly, but the keyboard thinks that I hold down one key and ...
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Strange typing issues Windows 11

I've recently upgraded Windows 10 to Windows 11 on my desktop, but the problem I'm going to describe did not occur until a couple of days ago some time after upgrade. My system is fully updated. ...
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Typing by pressing three keys on keyboard

I've been experimenting with verious typing techniques and I've just noticed that when I press three keys simultaneously then nothing happens. By simultaneously I really mean in quick succession but ...
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Change Timeout/Duration for Automatic Text Replacement of Text Expansion Shortcuts in Chrome on M1 Mac

I just picked up a new M1 MacBook Air with Big Sur, and I imported all of my text expansions (found in system preferences > keyboard > text). I installed the version of Chrome designed for Apple ...
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When I type ;t it is replaced with 't;t on Apple devices

There is some sort of typing assist feature on my Apple products that substitutes a correction that is itself incorrect and it's been around for a decade or more and I've been living with it for all ...
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Windows emits an "error" sound when using the EurKEY keyboard layout

OS: Windows 10 20H2 Language setup: English (United States) US (QWERTY) English (Germany) EurKEY Keyboard Layout by Steffen Brüntjen Example: Clicking on the Search box in File Explorer = Error ...
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Making key repeat behavior consistent across Windows and UNIX operating systems

I split my time between Linux, macOS, and Windows about evenly. This is because there is software that is unique on all 3 systems that I need to use regularly between work and leisure. Lately I have ...
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Editing text outside of certain apps

When i edit text outside of websites and browsers, instead of seeing the regular black line in front of the last letter, i see a big black block that spills over to following characters and makes them ...
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Smart Language Switching in Windows 10 keyboard

I have three languages installed, but I mainly use only 2 of them. As a result, I have to press SHIFT + Left ALT twice sometimes to switch between my two main languages, which can get pretty ...
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How do I delay spacebar when I type?

When I type i inevitably hit the space bar before I have finished a word. Let me giv eyou an example. See? Any tips on how to avoid this? Spacebar delay software, mechanical devices? I have tried to ...
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How to type Japanese with kana input in a たていすかん (109-key) layout using a 104-key ANSI layout

I want to practice typing with a kana input たていすかん keyboard layout, however I don't have an 109-key たていすかん Japanese keyboard. After browsing amazon.co.jp, I found that a lot of QWERTY/104-key ...
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Mouse buttons don't work while typing

Hey guys I need some help if you can, when I am typing I can't use the mouse buttons to click on anything. It's particularly annoying when I am in a game I can't click anything while moving around. ...
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Is There Any Difference Between the Alt+7 Or Alt+0149 Bullet Symbol?

If I hold Alt, and press 0, 1, 4, then 9, I get a bullet (•). If I hold Alt, then press 7, I get a bullet (•). I've been doing it the first way, but recently came across the second keyboard shortcut. ...
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How to move cursor left or right by word in Windows?

I'm in Windows and the shortcut to move the cursor 1 word to the left or right is supposed to be CTRL+→ or CTRL+← However when I do that, in Win 7 or Win 10, it instead moves my Editor window, or ...
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Can't type danish character 'Å' in Chrome on MacOS

On my macbook I can type danish characters using the classic: option ' = æ option o = ø option a = å option shift ' = Æ option shift o = Ø option shift a = Å All six works in pages, Firefox and ...
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Use the "show text suggestions as I type" feature without using the mouse

I just discovered the "Show text suggestions as I type" feature in Windows 10. I enabled it in the Settings application (via Devices\Typing, Hardware, Show text suggestions as I type). I like the ...
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keyboard typing number 6 itself [duplicate]

I don't know what the hell happened with my laptop but it just keeps on typing number 6 itself. I tried to disable the key with KeyTweak and many other apps but it didn't worked. I can't type anything ...
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Is there any way to type the clipboard to the guest in VMware

Similar to this question for VirtualBox: How do you auto-type the contents of the clipboard from the host into a guest Virtual Box instance? Is there any way to type the contents of the clipboard to ...
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How do I disable automatic diacritics?

I have been given a new work computer, and it exhibits some additional functionality that is slowly becoming a nuisance. The computer supports automatic diacritics; for example, if I type an ...
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Change formatting of specific numbered list item in MS Word

In a numbered list in MS Word, how can I customize style just for one number? Like this: List item List item <= other color, other size List item List item Note: What I do not mean, is changing ...
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Google Chrome is making me type backwards in tumblr

Im using chrome and I was trying to make a post in tumblr.com. The post editor is typing right to left. Everything I try to type is backwards. It's only in the post box, though. The tumblr search bar ...
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Can't enter unicode character with Alt+ even with EnableHexNumpad

I'm trying to enter unicode characters by using Alt+#### but I'm not being able to. In Registry Editor, I added a new String value called EnableHexNumpad with value of 1 in HKCU\Control Panel\Input ...
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Windows 10 adjust extremely fast typing

I'm a linux user, who switched to win10 and want to adjust super-fast typing like an max setting in ubuntu. At the current time i found that maximum speed i can reach are from following settings : ...
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intellij Idea with Ideavim Unable to type

I'm currently using Intellij IDEA with IdeaVim. Sometimes when I type the type screen freezes (like you do in vim with Ctrl+S) but Ctrl+Q is not working. When i restart IntelliJ idea it works again... ...
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How to learn how much you type in a day? [duplicate]

Do you know of any software or script that helps you measure how much you type in a day, in terms of keys pressed? Maybe even do a bit of pattern analysis on those keys, etc. I'm interested on a ...
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How to type "त" (from Hindi) in English alphabet?

I know there is no such syllable as "त" in English, but still is there any way we can write it with English alphabet, using any accent or anything? Like it's done for Spanish or Italian I guess? Also ...
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Is it possible to remove keys from Dell Inspiron 11-3513 laptop keyboard by myself without damaging anything?

I spilled juice on my laptop and i will like to know if and how i can take off the keys and clean whatever residue and put them back myself as it will be hard for me to get it done professionally.
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How can I make it so that holding down Shift can capitalize a maximum of 1 letter?

My biggest personal problem with typing is that I tend to accidentally captilize the first two letters in a word when using Shift. For example, I'd type "GEorge" instead of "George". Then I have to ...
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Is there an app that measures my typing speed in the background? [closed]

I'm searching for an application, that can measure my typing speed while I'm using my pc. Like now, I'd like to know with what speed did I type this question.
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How to replace mistakenly typed characters without pressing backspace?

I have seen this in many videos, where the programmers replace a mistakenly typed character without typing the backspace button. Here is a sample video showing what I am actually meaning where the ...
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easiest way to change text to UPPERCASE/lowercase in windows 7

I want to change a size of letters from upper to lower case in every field where text could be typed (internet browsers or notepad, or explorer). But i don't know how it could be done instead of ...
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What software or programs can I use wherein I can record keystrokes [closed]

What software or programs can I use wherein I can record keystrokes? I will use this in filling out forms on the web, and I want to record several keystrokes, ie (like the examples below): tab tab ...
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Keyboard/typing problems on Dell laptop

I've started to notice all kinds of typing/keyboard issues on my laptop recently (Dell Inspiron n5110). Some of them are: when I wake the laptop from sleep, I can't type my password can't type to ...
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Windows 7 latency when typing

When I type, there has been a slight delay between when the key is pressed and when the letters appear on screen. Occasionally when typing, nothing appears for a second and then the letters stutter ...
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Fastest way to type greek letters like α or β?

I am working on a computer with only English keyboard, I have no admin rights to change the language settings in Windows, but I need to insert Greek letters in a text editor and other typing programs. ...
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Correct way to type strings with parenthesis in them? [closed]

I have a question regarding typing technique. I learned how to type in school, and I type enough that I do occasionally get some wrist fatigue, and when I switch back to the specific techniques I ...
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Mouse unpredicatably left clicks when typing in Linux Mint

I have a new Linux Mint install and I am very happy with it. Except for one thing: sometimes when I am typing my mouse will left click, often causing me to select another area of the text. This is ...
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is there a way to disable Windows from switching window focus when I am typing? [duplicate]

Sometimes when I am typing in a notepad, command prompt, webpage, or the file explorer address bar, or even any other place where typing is allowed, it happens that the currently active window loses ...
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How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8

How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8. I tried looking in the language option located in the control-pannel. However there are only 2 Hindi keyboard layouts ( Devanagari - ...
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How to type en-dash and em-dash in Windows 7/8?

I write blog posts, and I often need to type en-dash (–) and sometimes em-dash (—) in my blog posts. Currently I keep these characters saved in a text file, and copy-paste them whenever I need them. ...
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Mac keyboard won't type letter 'c' only in some cases, also switching keyboards. No problems with the same keyboard connected to a PC

I've got a strange problem with my Mac keyboard on an IMac, year 2008: I cannot type letter 'c' in password fields, gmail website and other specific circumstances. I've tried switching the keyboards, ...
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Erasing a letter and typing, erases characters before

I just downloaded Notepad++ and using to program in C. But, when I trying to erase something in the middle of characters, and start type from there, They replaces with the characters I've entered ...
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In what way does non-"full n-key rollover" hinder fast typists? [closed]

Wikipedia claims (although the latter claim does not cite a source) that: High-end keyboards that provide full n-key rollover typically do so via a PS/2 interface as the USB mode most often used by ...
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